DUI: Living Sober After an Arrest
The laws governing DUI in California have become more stringent, making it a more expensive crime than in previous years. However, the emphasis is gradually shifting towards educating and/or getting treatment for the offender rather than punitive measures.
More than a few men and women have made their way to our program after being being charged with a substance-related driving infraction
Treatment May Not Be Required, but Change is Necessary
About one in 3 traffic deaths in the United States involves an impaired driver. In California, there are over 10,000 deaths caused by impaired drivers
Just because someone has been charged with a DUI it doesn’t mean they have an alcohol use disorder. However, the behavior must be stopped. This is why the penalties are getting higher and higher. By some estimates, you will pay $20,000 in penalties after your first DUI, and multiple offenders get much more serious infractions (mandatory jailtime is standard for a 2nd DUI).
Sober Living Support for DUI Offenders in San Diego
Our sober living in Carlsbad is centrally located to universities job opportunities, public transportation, and of course – the beach.
We take pride in immersing our residence in a supportive community of fellow recovering people. There’s no shame here, only support. Our founder Mark Gladden has been a financial member of the San Diego recovery community for many years. He takes pride in steering men on the right path. Our house managers take what they do very seriously, perform random drug tests weekly, and support our residents.
Living Life On Its Terms
Getting where you need to go is one logistic you’ll need to overcome in recovery. It will be humbling to ask for rides or take Uber rides for long distances. However, you can also get along fine in the California weather without a car at all. Skateboard, jog, or bike wherever you choose once you’re out of rehab. AA meetings and NA meetings are currently online due to COVID-19.
Ask for help when you need it, and keep doing the right thing for your recovery! Time will make all the difference. One thing for sure: You’ll never get another DUI as long as you stay alcohol and drug-free.